Atmos UAV Announces New Ultra-HD and Multispectral Drone Payload Options

Published: 06 Feb 2019

ATMOS UAV Marlyn drone

Atmos UAV has announced that the company has just expanded the range of payload options for its unmanned aerial vehicles. Through multiple R&D projects that lasted almost 3 months, Atmos’ engineering team optimally integrated additional cameras that are now available for their customers.

To further satisfy customers’ needs for ever higher accuracy, Atmos UAV extended its camera options to include the RGB Sony RX1RII Full Frame camera and the new MicaSense RedEdge-MX, on top of the Sony QX1 it currently carries.

The new Sony sensor offers an unprecedented ultra-high definition of 42.4 MP (8,000 × 5,320 pixels). Its resolution and 35 mm lens enable the operator to achieve a GSD and resolution down to 1 cm even in the most challenging and demanding projects.

Insightful multispectral imagery has recently been linked to an increase in the success of agricultural applications. With the new RedEdge-MX and its 5 narrow bands (R, G, B, RE, NIR), users can now generate plant health indexes and RGB images in a single flight.

Atmos UAV has also launched the newest version of MarLynk, the flight planning and ground control software provided with every Marlyn drone unit. New features and a completely improved and more intuitive interface are now available to all Marlyn users.

New features of the MarLynk software include:

  • An intuitive graphical user interface with new icons and more straightforward flight planning and monitoring.
  • Ability to plan multiple mapping areas in a single flight.
  • All-in-one software. No paper checklists required.
  • Ability to download offline background maps and perform mapping projects even without access to the internet.
  • Less operator workload (streamlined process).
Posted by Mike Ball Mike is our resident technical editor here at Unmanned Systems Technology. Combining his passions for teaching, advanced engineering and all things unmanned, Mike keeps a watchful eye over everything related to the unmanned technical sector. With over 10 years’ experience in the unmanned field and a degree in engineering, Mike’s been heading up our technical team here for the last 8 years.